Is Growth Killing the Planet?

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015
With Sean Petty

In the struggle to stop climate change, many are grappling with the role of our economic system in creating the current unsustainable relationship between human beings and our ecosystem. Some have pointed to capitalism's imperative for economic growth as the primary culprit, calling for "degrowth" as the solution. Using a Marxist understanding of political economy and social change, this talk will critically analyze economic growth under capitalism as it relates to ecological devastation, the strategy of degrowth, and explore alternative political strategies and solutions.

| More